A smoke that is heavy on the umami.
I normally do not review the same brand cigar twice in a row, however after yesterday’s less than glowing review of the E. P. Carrillo Ecantos Natural I was determined to demonstrate the true power of the E. P. Carrillo line of cigars. Therefore today I will be reviewing the E. P. Carrillo Short Run Dominates and that is exactly what this cigar does… it dominates! This E.P. Carrillo cigar weighs in at a whopping 6 1/4 x 60! The cigar simply feels like a beast resting in your hand and after cutting and taking the pre-light draw you will get a heaping helping of pure umami, that unmistakable savory flavor that’s hard to describe but you know it when you taste it.
When you light this “bad boy” up you will fall in love at first puff. The draw is perfect, the smoke output is fantastic and the flavors smack you with luxury. This cigar has a savory, “meaty” flavor, it’s that umami that I mentioned earlier. The flavors I noticed the most were a nutty oak, with complex hints of spices of all sorts. This cigar has a complex flavor that kept me intrigued for the entire smoke which lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. The burn was great until the very end when it did need a minor “touchup” but I have absolutely no complaints about the construction. The cigar has a natural Habano wrapper of Ecuadorian origin. I would say this is a medium bodied cigar but has a fairly strong kick to it in the nicotine department.
I paired this cigar with a White Russion and it seemed to be the perfect combination of sweet and salty. There is no doubt that this cigar was one of my favorites and I would love to hear your thoughts if you have tried a E.P. Carrillo Short Run Dominates.
- Savory flavor
- Long Burn
- Touchups required
- Large ring gauge